3-2-1 Backup Strategy

For data important to you, Computer Solutions recommends the 3-2-1 backup strategy.

3-2-1 is an enduring strategy first coined by photographer Peter Krogh in his 2005 book on digital asset management. The intent is to keep your data safe regardless of catastrophe hitting your primary storage & secondary sources [think theft, fire, ransomware, power surges]. The 3-2-1 Strategy is something Computer Solutions can help you set up, and it is also something you can DIY!

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Text: 3) yu create three copies of your dtat - the origional on your compuer & at least two copies.

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Text: 2) You use two different types of storage devices - CD, USB, Cloud, etc

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Text: 1) You keep one of the backups off-site in the cloud, a PO box, etc.


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3-2-1 Rules

  • You create three copies of your data — the original data on your primary device and at least two copies. The original copy is considered the “live” version, which means it is editable. The other two are stored copies, and may have to be updated as you update the live version.
  • You use two different storage devices — here, it’s up to you to choose the two storage media carriers — your PC, external hard drive, a USB flash drive, DVD, NAS or cloud storage devices (like Carbonite, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.).
  • You keep one of the backup copies off-site — by keeping copies of your data in a remote location, you prevent data loss due to a local disaster or a site-specific failure scenario.1 Many people choose to use cloud based backups for their ease & remote location.

If you need help with one or all of these steps, Computer Solutions is here to help. We offer on site, remote, and in office services to meet your needs.

To review an article from the U.S. Chamber of Congress website regarding the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy, please click THIS link.

Give us a call at 860.239.0708 today to set up your peace of mind backup solution. Have some questions first? Call our friendly office staff, or contact us through our webpage, click HERE!

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Carbonite – Your Cloud Backup Solution

If you are looking for a preventative solution for your data storage, Computer Solutions has the answer. Never worry about losing your data again with seamless, automatic back ups and cloud storage through Carbonite!

As a registered Carbonite partner, our Cloud Backup Service secures your precious family pictures, important records, legal documents, etc., against destruction by fire/flood/theft/negligence/electrical & other accidents.

Featuring Ransomware Remediation, easy recovery of all data post emergency, HIPAA, SOC 2, SOX, & GDPR secure storage, Computer Solutions’ Cloud Backup is a no brainer! (And offered at a great price for your budget)! An up-to-date & secure back up of your important data is a must when it comes to data security.

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